Featured restaurant on Bay Area Backroads - original air date October 2001

Featured restaurant in Best Places - Northern California guidebook

A- rating for food, service and ambience in the Contra Costa Times

"A perfect afternoon tea is a fantasy to be sure. But the Camellia Tea Room in Benicia comes amazingly close to making it come true."

-Deborah Byrd
Contra Costa Times

"..a must if you're anywhere near Benicia."

Linda Wexler, author
A Spot of Tea: The West Coast Guide to Afternoon Teas

"..the prettiest setting you ever did see."

-Gene Silverman
Vallejo Times Herald


Comments from the tearoom guestbook:

"This is the best in the area." - Guest from Martinez, CA

"Simply wonderful. We'll be back." - Guest from Napa, CA

"Excellent as always. Always in awe of service. Thanks so much." - Guest from Benicia, CA

"A lovely place to enjoy a get-together with friends – lovely atmosphere." - Guest from Folsom, CA

"English tea at its best! I'm an English woman and I should know." -Guest from Concord, CA

"Great! I brought my husband back this time." - Guest from Vacaville, CA

"The best place for tea in the Bay Area." - Guest from Petaluma, CA